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Re: static analysis on NetBSD code.


On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 5:28 PM, Fritz Wuehler <> wrote:

> Thor Lancelot Simon <> wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 13, 2011 at 03:48:26PM +0530, nikunj badjatya wrote:
> > > Hi All,
> > >
> > > I myself have ran various Static Code Analyzers and found various
> issues
> > > with the NetBSD codes.
> First of all, the plural of code is code. You look like an idiot when you
> write "NetBSD codes." (I'm responding to the previous H1B poster here, not
> TLS.)
First of all, not everyone has English as their native language, and the
fact that most people on Earth don't is not to their detriment.

Second of all, the plural of code is codes. How many codes does your keypad
accept? It accepts three codes. However, in this context, the context of
software, it is a collective noun, so it is used in the singular to refer to
a group of objects. So, obviously, you are correct that the poster should
have written "NetBSD code", but your grammatical analysis of his or her
error was wrong. You look like an idiot when you correct people's grammar
without knowing what you are talking about.


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